Pacific Loon

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Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica
  • ORDER: Gaviiformes
  • FAMILY: Gaviidae
Basic Description

The Pacific Loon is perhaps the most abundant loon in North America. It spends most of the year on the Pacific Ocean, returning to inland Arctic tundra lakes only for three months in summer to breed.

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Other Names
  • Colimbo del Pacífico (Spanish)
  • Plongeon du Pacifique (French)
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